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The most fascinating creatures ever to walk Earth

As a boy Steve Brusatte was taught "that dinosaurs were big, scaly, stupid brutes so ill-equipped for their environment that they just lumbered around, biding their time, waiting to go extinct. Evolutionary failures. Dead ends in the history of life." He didn't believe a word of it.

When Reagan went to the Wall

The unlikely meeting between President Donald J. Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has ended amid handshakes, expressions of goodwill, and hopes — but no proof — that something good has begun.

Illustration on the opioid crisis by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Closing the knowledge gap on opioids

During a recent visit to Warrenton, Virginia, I sat down with 10 sets of parents to talk about the opioid crisis. One of the other speakers was Special Agent Tom Murphy of the Virginia State Police. Tom is a supervisor on a regional drug and gang task force, and he discussed the work of the multi-agency group combatting trafficking.

When lust and murder cloud judgment

Take a light-hearted female character, some vivid prose and a startling situation -- waking up in a hotel room next to a man with a slashed throat -- and that's the chaos happening in the first few pages of Chris Bohjalian's "The Flight Attendant."

Republican primary senatorial candidate Corey Stewart gestures during a debate with E. W. Jackson and Del. Nick Freitas at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) ** FILE **

Corey Stewart does divide -- but like Trump, can conquer

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Corey Stewart, Virginia's voter-chosen Republican to fight for Democrat Tim Kaine's U.S. Senate seat, is a divisive guy who calls it like it is, cares little for political correctness and who finds himself in frequent defensive stand-offs with a hostile press. In other words, he has a really good chance of winning this November.

President Donald Trump walks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Singapore beyond the theatrics

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un introduced a new kind of reality show when they met at Singapore. It wasn't a matter of who would be fired, or voted off the island. The stakes were nuclear, or to be precise, "the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula." This was the powerful aphrodisiac that lured the president to Singapore.

Illustration on Inspector General Michael Horowitz by Linas Garsys/The WAshington Times

The silencing of the inspectors general

Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz, an Obama administration appointee, is scheduled to deliver a report this week on DOJ and FBI abuses during the 2016 campaign cycle. Remember: His last investigation of FBI misconduct advised a criminal referral for fired former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who allegedly lied to federal investigators.

Opioid Crisis Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Addressing a national health emergency

Very few places in America have been harder hit by the opioid crisis than the state of Ohio. According to CDC data, the Buckeye State ranked second, only behind neighboring West Virginia, in overdose death rates per 100,000 residents in 2016. Over the last few years these mortality rates have continued to climb, despite new restrictions on prescription painkillers and better treatment for those struggling with addiction. As we seek to address this national health emergency it's important to understand what is driving these overdose deaths and what can we do to stop it.

Suicidal Thought Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Combating the suicide epidemic

The recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that our nation is in the throes of a massive suicide epidemic did not come as a surprise to those of us who work with troubled veterans. We deal with it every day. We spend countless hours listening to unspeakable pain among those returning from the battlefields, striving to counsel them through their darkness and consoling widows when our efforts are insufficient — all the time wondering if we had been more articulate, more sensitive, more wise, perhaps we could have altered the outcomes.

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